Saturday, September 21, 2013

Amazing First Grade Bundle + Giveaway!

Classroom routines are settling a bit, students are getting into the groove of things, and we are really starting to dig deeper into our curriculum!  So I have teamed up with Educents and some other bloggers to offer you this great First Grade Literacy Bundle at a huge discount for a limited time!  (And keep reading for an opportunity to win an item from my store!)

You get 18 amazing literacy items to help your learners become better readers and writers!  Included are centers, printables, posters, readers, and even a little science and social studies because those are literacy too!

My Making Words Mega Pack is included in this pack!!

There are 17 other products in our bundle to get your kids learning!  Hop along to see all the goodies you will get!  

But that's not all!   I am giving you a chance to Pin It to Win It (well you win any item from my store.)  Pin any image from my blog and enter below to win!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

So head on over to Educents when you are ready and stock up on amazing literacy resources for first!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Reading Best Seller Linky *Giveaway*

Hello Sweet Friends!!,
Where oh where have I been?!? I have been busy chopping away at 8 weeks of maternity leave plans because my sweet bundle of joy is due in.....3 WEEKS!!! Oh my goodness, it doesn't seem like a reality! So that has kept me busy day in & day out.
I did want to stop by because I am participating in a fun linky with Table Talk with C & C!
My best seller is something that I have been doing for quite a few years in my classroom & has been a huge success in getting my students reading. It's my Making Words Mega Pack: Word Building for the Entire Year.
It includes 115 making words lessons for various short & long vowel word families, blends, r controlled vowels, and digraphs. I use these for homework every week, but it is also great for whole group reading & intervention groups. The best part about this is that you can print, set, and forget. All of the letters and tiles are prepared for you! Here is an example of an -at page that is included in the pack...
Here are some of my customer reviews of this pack!:
"Our phonics program focuses a lot on switching out sounds to make new words. I have always struggled to find quality, hands-on activities for this, but now I have everything I need! Thanks so much for all of the time & work you put into this awesome pack!"
- Katy
"These are fabulous for introducing new word families at word work AND for intervention groups! Perfect for my firsties:)"- Tammy
You can head over to Table Talk With C & C for a GIVEAWAY- you will have a chance to win a LOT of reading best seller packs & to link up your own reading best seller if you have one!
If you are interested in taking a closer look at this pack, click HERE!
Have a great night sweet friends! I will be back later in the week with some MORE exciting news!

Monday, September 2, 2013

It's Currently September!!!

Happy September Friends!!,
I'm sooo sorry for my absence lately! Back to school has taken it's T-O-L-L on ME! I have a lot of pictures to share over the next week of what we've been up to since school started, so stay tuned.
Happy Labor Day!! I have been looking forward to this day since we've started school on August 19th. I just need this extra day to rejuvenate.
Well, since it's September that means 2 things for me...
1- I have 1 month until my sweet baby is due to be born (I am so super excited!!) and
 2- It's time for Currently with Farley!
Here we go--
Have I told you how much I am enjoying this LONG weekend?!? I have so much to work on *even though it's Labor Day- doesn't that mean I'm NOT supposed to work??? Oh well!
I am taking 8 weeks of maternity leave & I have 3 weeks planned. I feel like it will never get done, but I'm trying to plan a week each day, so I should be done sooner than I think. It's just hard to get everything organized into one place!
While all of this is going on, I am severely lacking on SLEEP! Baby Reagan likes to have a dance party in my tummy every night at 3 AM, so I know the term "3AM feedings" will have a truth to it with this sweet baby girl. Besides that, returning to school has already given me my first cold of the school year, so I'm trying to catch a few zzz's whenever I can!
So along with all of this prep & lack of sleep, I need...more hours in the day!!! ;)
So things I would like to accomplish this month...
#1- Finishing my maternity sub plans- for obvious reasons!! :)
#2- Blogging & TPT creating- Folks, I feel so guilty when I stay away from both of those things. You all are like a second family. I miss you when I'm gone!
#3- Stay organized- I have to stay organized!! I can feel the mounds of paper building on my desk already although I swore I would be neat this year.
I will be back in the next few days to share some pictures of my classroom this year & what we've been up to!!